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OpenVMS Hobbyist Program | Hobbyist Licensing | VAX License PAK's
Author Transferring PAKs to VAX 4000-105A using CD
rte_2806
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Location: Ahrensboek, Germany
Joined: 03.11.19
Posted on November 03 2019 01:27
Dear Forum,
I'm running a VAX 4000-105A in offline mode and need to install new licenses. I got the licenses using mail and I need to copy the file to a CD.
I tried several CD's but no one would be mounted on the VAX.

Does anyone has a step-by-step instruction how to create a CD on current hardware to be mounted on a VAX 4000-105A?

Any hints would be helpful.

Kind regards,
Rainer
Author RE: Transferring PAKs to VAX 4000-105A using CD
Bruce Claremont
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Posted on November 04 2019 02:45
Your options are hook up a network or type the licenses into the system.

If you have another VMS system available, it is possible to create a dual format CD using these instructions: http://www.migrationspecialties.com/pdf/ODS-ISO.pdf
Author RE: Transferring PAKs to VAX 4000-105A using CD
rte_2806
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Posts: 4
Location: Ahrensboek, Germany
Joined: 03.11.19
Posted on November 04 2019 22:50
My VAX is not connected to my network (not yet). Typing the licenses is possible but horrible.

And unfortunately I have only one VAX.

Could it be possible that the VAX will only recognize 650MB CD's and not the 700 MB disks?

Author RE: Transferring PAKs to VAX 4000-105A using CD
Bruce Claremont
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Posted on November 05 2019 01:58
No, it requires a CD formatted with the Files-11 file system.
Author RE: Transferring PAKs to VAX 4000-105A using CD
rte_2806
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Posts: 4
Location: Ahrensboek, Germany
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Posted on November 06 2019 03:58
Hi Bruce,
do you know a program which could create a Files-11 files system to be able to be written onto a CD? I have access to Linux, Windows and Mac OS.

Many thanks in advance.

Kind regards,
Rainer
Author RE: Transferring PAKs to VAX 4000-105A using CD
rte_2806
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Location: Ahrensboek, Germany
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Posted on November 07 2019 01:38
Dear all,
I found a solution for me:
1. Transfer the license file to PowerMac G4
2. Rename the file too LIZENZ.TXT
3. Create ISO using mkisofs -iso-level 1
4. Burn the ISO file to CD using standard disk utility program
5. CD could be mounted on VAX 4000-105A
6. User is happy :-)
Author RE: Transferring PAKs to VAX 4000-105A using CD
Bruce Claremont
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Posted on November 07 2019 02:01
Good to know. Thanks
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